How to manually download the latest antimalware definition updates for Windows Live OneCare

This article describes how to manually download the latest antimalware definition updates for Windows Live OneCare.
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To install the correct version of the Windows Live OneCare antimalware definition update, you must know whether Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 is running in a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating environment. Additionally, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If you are not sure which Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 environment type is installed, or if you need help to verify that you are an administrator on the computer, click the following link to verify your operating environment: After you verify the operating environment, download the appropriate update version of the program. To do this, click one of the following links:

32 bit: 64 bit:Note Download the antimalware definitions for the 64-bit version only if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.

After you click the appropriate link, click Run to install the definition update file immediately. Or, click Save to save the file to the computer. If you click Save, remember the folder to which you save the file.

To install the saved file, click Start, click Run, locate the folder to which you saved the file, double-click the file, and then click OK.

Note To install the file on a Windows Vista-based computer, right-click the file, and then click Run As Administrator to install it.

User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or click Continue.

When the definition update file runs, a file extraction dialog box appears. The dialog box indicates that the definition update is installing. After the file extraction dialog box closes, you can verify that the Windows Live OneCare definitions have been updated. To do this, open Windows Live OneCare, and then check the status and date next to Virus and Spyware under the Protection Plus section of OneCare.
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Article ID: 958067 - Last Review: 06/21/2014 15:25:00 - Revision: 1.0

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